mensch (280) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with no head, but has a little carbonation on the tongue. Very dark brown. Strong peat smoked aroma and flavor, kind of one-dimensional. Tastes like a homebrew, albeit a well made one. Too smokey, under attenuated and too expensive.
zoucrew102 (866) - - SEP 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Peaty smoke aroma with notes of dark fruit, toffee and molasses. Pours dark brown tinged with a hint of ruby and has a this tan head with some lacing. Starts smooth with a very rich mouth feel with toffee, molasses and dark fruit flavors. Finishes a bit on the dry side with smoked peatiness coming through and lingering heavily on the palate. Quite nice.
ajnepple (3392) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Brown and clear appearance with a lacy tan head. Aroma and flavor of toasted malts, caramel, light smoke, toffee, lightly bitter resinous hops and mild to medium sweetness. Rich, smooth and creamy with a medium body and a lingering finish.
jrodooo5 (1235) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice scotch! Average ruby red pour w/ a big fluffy white head that leave spotty lacing. I’m a huge fan of the bold aroma that’s pretty unique compared to most scotch’s. Taste is flavorful & pretty complex but the palate is slightly thin. Overall, a very solid beer!
DenverLogan (866) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in September at Stapleton Tap House. Pours near black with significant head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, light coffee. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of roasted malts, powder sugar, mild coffee. Overall full bodied, tasty...an easy drinker!
Concealer (942) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a red tinge, tan head that laces and stays on the edges. Smells of smoke, peat, caramel, and light fruit notes. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, light fruit, and a light bitter finish. Medium bodied.
ajtrupp (307) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The smokey aroma on this really jumps out. I feel bad because I always miss these subtle flavors until I read other reviews and go, "Oh, that's what that is." The molasses does stand out, along with the black cherry. This is a really tasty beer, hopefully I see it around more often.
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alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; very dark auburn/brown with not much head. Aroma of smoke, bacon, molasses, and caramel. Pretty easy to drink; some sweetness, caramel, smoked meat, and molasses.
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; color of dark brown/black. Aroma of molasses, brown sugar, and smoky bacon. Flavor was the same with a good dose of smokiness.
arminjewell (8606) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish red pour with thin to no head, aroma brought notes of lots of peat, smoke, some slight raisin, dark fruit, touch of caramel, dark candied sugars. Taste is a mix of smoke, peat, but pretty tame compared to the taste, hints of raisin, slight burnt malts, hints of ashy notes going into burnt sugars, finishing earthy, dry.
mlk1300 (3) - Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite scotch ale. Smoky aroma. Peat and dark fruit taste. Pours dark. Great on a cool day.